Andbox Andbox North America Rank #17 are reduced to four four following the exit of Sebastian "seb" Bucki. This follows Andbox's exit in the Stage 3: Challengers 1 open qualifier just one map short of the main event.
The Sentinel had been a part of the team since early October, when he was announced as the third member of the emerging squad. Since then, the team has regularly found themselves among North America's top eight.
The team maintained this status up throughout most of the Valorant Champions Tour, managing to reach fourth in Stage 2: Challengers 2 after wins against Sentinels and TSM, the former of which would come back to eliminate them. They were eliminated from Challengers Finals early on by Version1, ending their Stage 2 run.
After a two-month break between Stages, they entered Stage 3 with confidence, having replaced Aaron "b0i" Thao with Noah "jcStani" Smith. Their results were not as expected, dropping out to Gen.G in the top 16 in the first encounter between the squads.
Challengers 2's open qualifier is scheduled for July 22. Andbox will have to reach the top four to qualify for the main event, to be played between July 29 and August 2. Four teams already earned their slot through Challengers 1. The top four of the main event will head to the Challengers Playoffs, seeding three teams into Masters Berlin.